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Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

BadAnalogyGuy Is this even a real question? (990 comments)

Is this the type of crap we can come to expect now that CmdrTaco is gone?

about 3 years ago

The Internet's Age of Rage

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Fuck you (315 comments)

How appropriate. You post like a cow.

more than 3 years ago

The Internet's Age of Rage

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Body Language (315 comments)

Your definition of "troll" is astoundingly wrong.

People who suffer from Aspergers or Autism (like many Slashdot users) are unable to read those cues in real life, much less on the internet. They are victims of a disease, but your definition lumps them in with people who try to raise the hackles of others on purpose.

If someone does not understand the nuance of your post, it does not mean they are a troll. The inability to read such nuance over the internet is very much akin to Aspergers and Autism. The person on the other end is working at a disadvantage.

It isn't nice to mock the mentally disabled, but you seem to think it's fine. You, sir, are the exact kind of person this story was written about.

more than 3 years ago

The Internet's Age of Rage

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Fuck you (315 comments)


more than 3 years ago

The Internet's Age of Rage

BadAnalogyGuy Fuck you (315 comments)

This story sucks. Your all idiots.

FOAD, assholes.

more than 3 years ago

Test Driving GNU Hurd, With Benchmarks Against Linux

BadAnalogyGuy Re:I guess it was inevitable... (335 comments)

of course, that this 'future' is now, and we've been watching and waiting for it to get to this point for, well, all of history

But when will "then" be "now"?

more than 3 years ago

Watch Out Linux, GNU Hurd Coming

BadAnalogyGuy Oh NOOOOOOO! (463 comments)

Oh lawd! Somebody catch me. I've caught the vapors!

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla MemShrink Set To Fix Firefox Memory

BadAnalogyGuy Re:And probably too big... (375 comments)

Does it even matter as Mozilla-based browsers become less important as Internet usage moves towards Webkit-based browsers on mobile devices?

more than 3 years ago

All Star Trek TV Coming To Netflix

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Simply (272 comments)

No ST cartoon.

more than 3 years ago

Osborne 1 vs. IPad 2

BadAnalogyGuy Not a fair comparison (249 comments)

The Osborne 1 was an amazing machine, but the Osborne 2 was going to be even more amazing. Since it never got a chance to be released, comparing a second generation iPad to the Oz1 seems a bit unfair.

What about apples and oranges? These have never been fairly compared.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Released!

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Slow! (554 comments)

That's a feature.

Everyone and their mother is coming out with faster web browsers. IE9 boasts increased performance. Chrome has been blowing away the competition with its blazing fast Javascript engine.

No one is coming out with a browser that takes its time. Until now. FF4 takes the concept of performance and turns it on its head.

Aren't you tired of websites that instantly display? Don't you like reading your favorite site leisurely? What if you could have that plus random crashes and uncontrollable memory leaks?

What would you pay for something like that? Would you pay $100 for software of that quality? What if I told you that you could have all this and more for the low, low price of $59.95?

That's right! A slow browser, massive memory leaks, and random crashes in your computer today for only $59.95!

If you act now, I'll throw in a set of plug-ins that will turn your modern day CPU into the legacy system of yesteryear!

Firefox 4! Bring computing back to the speed of life.

Call now. Operators are standing by.

more than 3 years ago

My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet

BadAnalogyGuy You're missing the point (789 comments)

Tablets (the separate species from TabletPCs) are meant to be take-anywhere devices. That iPod or Android phone in your pocket? That's a tablet.

It isn't meant to be the device that you rely on to do your heavy work. It is a portal device, to get you to important data immediately, wherever you are.

Spock doesn't use a tricorder tablet because it has a million features and CPU to spare. He uses it because it is handy and can connect to the Millenium Falcon when it needs to perform more CPU-intensive calculations.

If you think your laptop is better, then that's great for you. But the fact of the matter is that you have simply been left behind technologically. You are a relic.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Negotiates For Unlimited iTunes Downloads

BadAnalogyGuy I ripped all my music from CDs (133 comments)

I just got an iPhone 4. I really don't know why I waited so long. I suppose I was just happy with my previous phone.

But one of the key reasons I bought the iPhone was because of its MP3 capabilities. I have a lot of CDs and wanted to listen to them on the road, so I decided to burn all the CDs to the iTunes.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that buying the CD gives me something that iTunes music downloaders don't get. That is unlimited access to my music without DRM and without having to pay some online service for it.

I really like the Genius automatic playlist generator. I use it to all the time. If you're buying an iPhone, I recommend you also buy CDs so that you don't have the DRM problem mentioned in the article.

more than 3 years ago

Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy

BadAnalogyGuy Good. He's a fucking traitor and a disgrace (844 comments)

Manning sold out his own country for nothing more than self-satisfaction. I'm glad to see him getting charged with aiding the enemy.

I hope he gets the death penalty.

more than 3 years ago

On Retirement, Israeli General Takes Credit for Stuxnet Attacks

BadAnalogyGuy Shock! (334 comments)

and Awe!

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Isn't Anonymous Anymore

BadAnalogyGuy Re:"Identity's"? (407 comments)

The US is operating a parallel operation, codenamed homonymous.

more than 3 years ago

Has China Already Flown a Space Plane?

BadAnalogyGuy That is footage from 2001 (176 comments)

Their claims are belied by the fact that the footage is taken from 2001 A Space Odyssey.

more than 3 years ago

New Critical Bug In All Current Windows Versions

BadAnalogyGuy Re:Knowledge Base containing Fixit Link (156 comments)

Actually, since most 3rd party browsers use the IE rendering engine, they would be at risk as well.

more than 3 years ago

Fake Steve Jobs Says 'Leave the Real One Alone'

BadAnalogyGuy Can Apple survive without Jobs again? (166 comments)

Steve Jobs breathed life back into a dying Apple. It was his management that turned the company from a third-rate HW vendor into a juggernaut of ideas, concepts, products, and customer satisfaction. Sculley, Amelio, and the rest never could have done that.

But if Steve goes, whence Apple? I'm sure he has a large cadre of lieutenants who can make good decisions in his stead, but can they get along? Can they drive the teams and call BS on half-assed engineering like Jobs? Do they have his business acumen?

The problem of building a company around a single person means that person is the weakest link. When Steve decides to give up the mantle, will Apple be able to adjust to the absence and still succeed in the same ways?

I doubt it, and that's why I've shorted Apple stock. Frankly, I suggest you all do likewise.

more than 3 years ago


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